Archive for October 16th, 2009

Awards for Outstanding Works of Scientific Photography

Image: Anne Cavanagh and Dave McCarthy The Wellcome Image Awards are given annually for achievement in scientific imagery. The 2009 winners were announced yesterday in London. Among those winners was the above image...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/16/awards-for-outstanding-works-in-scientific-photography/

NASA Art Work

1962, a NASA administrator named James Webb decided to give artists broad access to the agency's facilities and programs. In the ensuing five decades, a vast body of work was created by those artists. Many of their com...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/16/nasa-art-work/

Placebo Effect Caught on MRI

Not only is the placebo effect becoming stronger, but it's now been imaged for the first time by researchers with fMRI machines. Falk Eippert at the University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf in Germany led the study:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/16/placebo-effect-caught-on-mri/

Mortal Kombat vs. Donkey Kong

Hit Play or You Tube link. Since I was always Scorpion, and never really got very good at Donkey Kong, this made Friday fantastic.  Short & sweet. via UniqueDailywin, Mortal Kombat, Donkey Kong, Scorpion...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/16/mortal-kombat-vs-donkey-kong/

A Teacher's Blog: The Cuban Missile Crisis

This week marks the 47th anniversary of The Cuban Missile Crisis, an event that spanned thirteen days and brought the world close to total nuclear war.  It was also a valuable lesson in Presidential powers, and global n...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/16/a-teachers-blog-the-cuban-missile-crisis/

Apology Form for Drunkeness

Letters of Note has a form letter from the 9th century found in western China produced by the Dunhuang Bureau of Etiquette. They had insisted officials issue letters of apology to dinner hosts after any embarrassing drun...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/16/apology-form-for-drunkeness/

India Not Giving Up Mother Teresa

When Mother Teresa died in 1997, she was buried at the Missionaries of Charity headquarters in Calcutta. Now that she is expected to be canonized as a saint, the government of Albania has asked that her remains be disint...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/16/india-not-giving-up-mother-teresa/

Gardening Coral in Fiji

Efforts are underway to revive damaged Pacific coral reefs by actively gardening them (propagating and transplanting the coral). This video was directed and produced by Jonathan Clay for the BBC's Natural History...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/16/gardening-coral-in-fiji/

Axolotl Salamanders

[caption id="attachment_26917" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Image: The Cellar"][/caption] The Axolotl is a rare type of salamander, closely related to the Tiger Salamander species.  They are about 9 inches...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/16/axolotl-salamanders/

Hundred of Maxes At A Wild Rumpus

Hundreds of kids dressed up as Max and cavorted with (attacked) a Wild Thing at a Wild Rumpus party held in Toronto October 4th in anticipation of the Where the Wld Things Are Movie, which opens nationwide tod...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/16/hundred-of-maxes-at-a-wild-rumpus/

Klingon-Language Rapper

(YouTube Link) Klenginem is a German rapper who performs in the Klingon language, mostly modified Eminem songs. Here is his performance of "SuvwI'pu' qan tu'lu'be", which is known in English as "Without Me." Off...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/16/klingon-language-rapper/

Televox, a Clever Ghetto Camouflage of an Ugly AC Unit

Photo: d.billy [Flickr]Shaun Usher wrote a nifty post about a few unusual air conditioners from around the world - from the high-brow art/AC unit from LG to the Dunstable Wind Catcher, which is based on ancient Persian t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/16/televox-a-clever-ghetto-camouflage-of-an-ugly-ac-unit/

Slow Motion Running in Japan

[YouTube - Link] Ah, the beauty of slow motion video...with a crazy Japanese twist. I ended grinning like a fool by the end of the video as each individual running has a unique and hilarious run. This certainly ma...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/16/slow-motion-running-in-japan/






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